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Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight

Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight

A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's leading defenders.

Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, was among the first to respond to the GOP's decision to subpoena Secretary of State John Kerry. He described the move as "shockingly disrespectful" and accused GOP leaders of being "in disarray."

"These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight," Cummings said. "They continue a...